SHILLONG, April 18: Bogged down by continually having to clarify against allegations of being involved in a Hindutva doctrine, popularized for being anti-secular in social networking sites, the State unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday has decided to put its foot down on such allegations.
Going hammer and tongs against those propagating hate politics by projecting BJP as an anti-Christian party in social networking sites, the BJP state unit is all set to lodge a police complaint against those involved.
“We will file a complaint with the state police department and the central intelligence agencies against vested interest groups who are using the social media to spread rumours that the BJP is anti-Christian,” said the newly elected state BJP vice president, JA Lyngdoh.
Clearing the air of the rumors, BJP president, Shibun Lyngdoh claimed that the BJP believes only in one agenda “sabka ka saath sabka vikas” and absolutely not in religion based politics further adding that BJP wants to present itself as a viable alternative with like-minded parties to usher in an era of, sabka ka saath sabka vikas.
Lungdoh further informed that BJP has already identified existing party leaders to contest in the upcoming 2018 Assembly polls.
The BJP also had a reshuffle of its office bearers on Tuesday. Former State Minister JA Lyngdoh was appointed as the vice-president and Bashailang Khongwir was appointed as the new general secretary of the party replacing David Kharsati.
Sumita Banerjee, Ernest Mawrie, former MDC David Kharsati and Rikman G Momin will take on roles as the vice presidents of the state unit of the party while B Khongwir and Pramod Koch will now serve as the General Secretaries of the party. Dipayan Chakraborty, Khlur Singh and Neil Antonio War have been made State Executive Members of the party alongside Gagan Jain who was earlier the state vice president of the party.